In the Bleak Midwinter – Rossetti

Last night at Christ the King‘s Lessons and Carols service we sang this beautiful hymn by Christina Rossetti, set by Gustav Holst (1906).  Our arrangement turned out well so we thought we would post it.  A Christmas that longs for Christ’s return. — In the Bleak Midwinter (Christina Rossetti) mp3 | leadsheet | info 1… Continue Reading →

Advent by C. Rossetti

— Christina Rossetti This Advent moon shines cold and clear, These Advent nights are long; Our lamps have burned year after year, And still their flame is strong. “Watchman, what of the night?” we cry, Heart-sick with hope deferred: “No speaking signs are in the sky,” Is still the watchman’s word. – The Porter watches… Continue Reading →

None Other Lamb – Christina Rossetti

. We are big fans of Christina Rossetti here at Cardiphonia having written music to a number of her texts.  This hymn comes from a devotional commentary she wrote on the book of Revelation called The Face of the Deep (1892). Here is a wonderful article from Dennis Haack at Ransom Fellowship on Christina Rossetti and this… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Ascension Sunday in 2020

Hard to believe that it’s been 7 years since we released our 14 song meditation on the Ascension of Christ. So many great tunes and texts in this compilation and a needed reminder how important the Ascension is in our understanding of Christ’s complete humanity.   Purchase the songbook on Bandcamp Here are Some Great Resources… Continue Reading →

July 2018 – Bits and Bobs

Here are a few bits and bobs I’ve collected over the past few weeks. Enjoy! FOLLOWING: Kickstarter for Moda Spira – check out the new record from Page CXVI founded Tifah Allatas.  Beautiful stuff as always! COS PSALMS Songwriting Contest (Due Oct 2018) – every year Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids hosts a… Continue Reading →

Calvin Worship Symposium 2017

Hope College Worship was invited to lead a service again at this years Worship Symposium. The theme for services this year was the book of Revelation. We planned a service that was inspired by Revelation 4-5. You can watch the whole service HERE. You can download this years Worship Symposium program catalog HERE. GATHERING Prelude:… Continue Reading →

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